Taking the LSAT® at a Test Center
Your LSAT at a Test Center
LSAC is pleased to announce that starting in August 2023 the vast majority of law school aspirants will also have the option of taking their LSAT® at a test center.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LSAC stopped administering the LSAT at test centers and quickly pivoted to offer the online, remotely proctored format of the LSAT. Since May 2020, more than 100,000 law school aspirants have been able to successfully continue their legal education journey thanks to this option to complete their test safely and securely from a remote location.
However, based on data gathered from the Post LSAT Questionnaire (PLQ) since May 2020, we found that a substantial number of respondents would have preferred to have the option of taking the test at a test center. We interpret that data to say that some test takers felt more comfortable, for whatever reason, testing in a test center setting, so we strived to offer that option.
We are aware that the LSAT is a high-stakes test, and test takers are under enough pressure to perform well. We felt test takers should be concentrating on the test and not on where they will be testing. This empowers test takers with the choice to perform where they feel most comfortable.
How It Works
Registration for the 2023-2024 testing year is now open. Law school aspirants can register through their LSAC JD Accounts .
The vast majority of test takers will have the option of choosing the modality in which they want to take their test — the online, remotely proctored version or to take it at a test center.
Test takers can find the date that scheduling opens for each LSAT by clicking the links at Upcoming LSAT Dates. Once scheduling opens, test takers will use Prometric’s ProScheduler tool to select a test center from Prometric’s network of test centers worldwide and schedule their test.
If a test taker prefers to take their LSAT at a test center, the ProScheduler tool will guide them through the process of selecting a test center and to schedule the day and time for their test. To preview a list of centers that may be available in advance, please log into your LSAC JD Account and navigate to the Centers (In-Person Testing) page. You can find this page in your account’s “LSAT” menu.
In order to take the LSAT at a testing center, test takers must schedule their test during the In-Person/Test Center Scheduling window. If, after scheduling to test at a test center, a test taker decides they would rather test remotely, they can make the change using the ProScheduler tool. The Remote Scheduling window closes three days before the test administration begins.
LSAC is committed to providing necessary testing accommodations for the LSAT and LSAT Writing® to candidates with documented disabilities.
We are making every effort to empower test takers to choose their testing modality, and intentional decisions have been made with candidates’ needs in mind. Please note that certain accommodations are best administered in a remote modality while others are best administered in a test center modality. Because of this, certain accommodations may require you to take the test using a particular modality. For more information, please review Accommodations That May Be Available on the LSAT.
Our team is dedicated to making sure accommodated test takers have the same positive experience as our non-accommodated test takers, and intentional operational changes have been made to support that mission — building in operations for more speedy review and response time to candidate requests, as an example.
What to Expect on Test Day at a Test Center
Prometric administers hundreds of testing centers worldwide, so safety protocols and set-up may vary from location to location.
Prometric has created a general video that illustrates the process for any test for which they provide test center proctoring services. This video is not specific to the LSAT, but it may be useful in familiarizing yourself with what to expect on test day.
If you have questions about testing at a test center, or anything else regarding the 2023-2024 testing year, please review our LSAT FAQs or use our “Chat” feature by clicking on the chat icon on the bottom right corner of this page to get connected to one of our Candidate Services representatives during business hours. You can also contact us via email at LSACinfo@LSAC.org or call us at 1.800.336.3982.
We wish you the best of luck and encourage you to keep moving forward on your path to a legal education.